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Trauma-informed care supports.

(1) Beginning July 1, 2022, the department shall provide supports to aid eligible providers in providing trauma-informed care. Trauma-informed care supports may be used by eligible providers for the following purposes:
(a) Additional compensation for individual staff who have an infant and early childhood mental health or other child development specialty credential;
(b) Trauma-informed professional development and training;
(c) The purchase of screening tools and assessment materials;
(d) Supportive services for children with complex needs that are offered as fee-for-service within local communities; or
(e) Other related expenses.
(2) The department must adopt rules to implement this section.
(3) For the purposes of this section, "eligible provider" means: (a) An employee or owner of a licensed or certified child care center or outdoor nature-based care accepting state subsidy; (b) an employee or owner of a licensed family home provider accepting state subsidy; (c) a contractor or provider of the early childhood education and assistance program or birth to three early childhood education and assistance program; (d) a license-exempt child care program; or (e) an early achievers coach.


Short titleFindingsIntentConflict with federal requirements2021 c 199: See notes following RCW 43.216.770.
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